Supporting Us

Photography Competition

Winchester Go LD are inviting entries to this photography competition to find three images that capture the landscape, architecture or traditions of the festive season in Winchester or the surrounding villages. The winning photographs will then be printed as the charity’s Christmas cards in 2021.

One entry per person.

To be submitted as a small jpeg with a minimum of 300 dpi resolution, the cards will be printed as a 14cm square card.

A shortlist of 12 will be asked to submit larger images.

Copyright is retained by the photographer but Winchester Go LD will have permission to use the winning images for Winchester Go LD Christmas cards and share on social media. The name of the photographer with image copyright will be printed on the reverse of the card along with the Charity details.

Please note that the photographs submitted should not have been published in any form before. Please send entries to Liza at Photos@winchestergold.org.uk by 1st March 2021.

How you can help us

Our committee members and volunteers contribute their time and resources to Winchester Go LD across a wide range of activities.

Fundraising

We would also welcome your involvement in fundraising for the charity.   Would you like to organise a sponsored event?   Click here to visit our JustGiving Fundraising site.

As a charity fundraising is vitally important to us.   We rely on donations, grants and fundraising to meet the cost of our services.

Your donation can help us to provide:

£10 one Afternoon Tea session – usually 10 – 15 members attend each session

£50 weekly Circuits Sessional Workers – usually 20 members attend each session

£250 for each Person Centred Plan – 1:1 staff time to complete a plan over 6 weeks

£500 for a 6 week training course for 8 members

Find out more about ideas for fundraising and our forthcoming events on our Fundraising Events menu.

Volunteers

  • Do you love people and would you like to work with adults with learning disabilities?
  • Are you retired or simply have spare time on your hands?
  • Could you give us one or two hours a week?
  • Do you live in Winchester or the surrounding areas?

If the answer is yes to any of the above Winchester Go LD would love to hear from you.  We are looking for volunteers to help with our social groups and to meet members 1:1 as part of our Buddy Scheme.  Or maybe you have technical or business skills to volunteer.

We are very grateful to all our amazing and generous volunteers.  

Thank you to our current team which include Chris, Alice, Charmian, Martin, Adam, Shelley and Suzanne as well as  Taya, Emmaline and Issie from Winchester University.

Winchester College students support our lunch group activity on Tuesday at the Discovery Centre pre and post lockdown. 

Peter Symonds students help members at Low Level Circuits on Saturday and Fit Class on Thursday evening.

Santander staff are regular organisers, cheerleaders and supporters at the Paralympics Personal Bests every year.

Please email info@winchestergold.org.uk to find out more.

Employers

Are you an employer looking for staff?

  • You may be interested to know that research from the Joseph Rowntree Trust shows that people with learning disabilities are generally reliable, more likely to stay with one employer for a long time and tend to take less time off
  • Our members have a variety of skills and experience and we are always looking for more temporary or full-time employment opportunities.
  • We are always interested in finding more work experience and employment opportunities

Please contact us on info@winchestergold.org.uk or 01962 873608 for a chat on how we might be able to help.

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